Now, renew your UAE passport online

The Ministry of Interior has called upon the citizens and families in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to avail the electronic services available via the Ministry of Interior’s smart application, UAE-MOI.

The services conveniently allow customers to complete their transactions without needing to visit the service centres, excluding special cases that require the customer to be present.

The smart application is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry operating systems.

“The use of the application to renew passports and to avail other services is an important step that keeps pace with the significant developments that are taking place in various fields throughout the nation,” said Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs.

Lt. Colonel Matar Kharbash, Head of the E-services Department and team supporting smart transition at the Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Sector, indicated that the passport renewal service via smart phones allows citizens to avail the service in a matter of minutes, where the Dh50 fee is paid automatically and the passports are sent to citizens wherever they are.

“The application can be downloaded through the applications store depending on the type of phone,” he said.

Lt. Colonel Kharbash urged citizens to renew their passport electronically through the smart application at least one month prior to the expiration of their passport and to take into account the requirements for the passport photo.

“The photo must be recent, have a white background, the subject should be facing towards the camera, and all facial features must be clear,” he said.

“It is recommended that persons wishing to renew their passport start their transactions early and well before the anticipated date of travel,” he said; as he noted importance of turning in old or expired passports immediately after receiving the new passports.

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